Coates Willow Charcoal
Charcoal is used for drawing and for preliminary sketching on primed canvas for oil painting. Natural willow charcoal is harder than vine charcoal and gives a darker line. The intense blackness of natural willow charcoal makes it a perfect drawing tool and it has been used by artists for centuries.
Coates have been making charcoal in the traditional manner since 1819, from renewable willows in Somerset. Coates Premium Willow Charcoal is available in 6 sizes: Thin: 2 to 3mm, Medium: 5 to 6mm, Thick: 7 to 9mm, Scenic: 8 to 12mm, Extra Thick: 10 mm to 15 mm, and Jumbo (tree branch): 16 mm to 24 mm